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France seeks to tackle the difficult question of ‘fake news’

Based on a presidential promise, two legislative proposals concerning ‘false information’ were filed with the French National Assembly in March 2018. This most recent approach to tackling the difficult question of ‘fake news’ involves subjecting digital intermediaries to supplemental obligations by means of various legal sources, and has already raised some concerns, as Annabelle Richard and Valentine Morand of Pinsent Masons France LLP - with a contribution from the think-tank Renaissance Numérique - explain.

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